Ruth Mitchell

Architects announce fresh growth with new company

A Northern architects firm has announced a new arm of the business after a period of success. Browne Smith Baker (BSB) has launched BSB Project Services Ltd, a new company designed to enhance Browne Smith Baker’s core business and provide a more detailed level of service to clients.

The architectural practice – which has offices in Newcastle, Darlington, Leeds and Hull – has a portfolio of high profile developments across the North. The firm has been involved in the regeneration of Seaham in County Durham and is part of the team creating the luxury hotel, spa and golf complex for Rockcliffe Hall Ltd in Hurworth near Darlington.

Roger Hallett, director at BSB, said: “It’s a very exciting time for Browne Smith Baker. BSB Project Services Ltd has been created out of an existing range of in house expertise to serve the changing demands of the industry and to help our clients develop an informed and co coordinated approach to design decision-making. Browne Smith Baker can offer its clients a comprehensive service covering specialist disciplines thanks to our wealth of experienced construction professionals who each have additional training in their field of expertise.”

One of the main services the new firm will provide is CMD Coordination which supercedes the role of a planning supervisor. The CDM coordinator will act as a client’s adviser in construction health and safety matters. This will involve advising and assisting the client and design team in complying with CDM 2007 regulations, from the early design stages of a project, through the construction phase and completion of the project.

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